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Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 4

In the book “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter, Chapter 4 is titled “How Can You Cope While You Hope?”  They list 8 strategies to help deal with infertility: 1.  Nourish relationships with those who understand 2.  Find or form a support group (www.resolve.org, www.bethany.org/step, www.hannah.org) 3.  Get online support 4.  Spend time with energizers ... Read More »

Family “Recipe” Friday: The Peterson’s

This week I heard from Mrs. Peterson (names are changed for privacy.)  She wrote, “Finding out what was wrong was devastating but also a relief.  If we knew what the problem was then there was hope it could be fixed.  I really did not want to do IVF but I knew that was our only option.” 1 husband 1 wife 2 years TTC ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Who Wants to Know?

Who do you share your treatment plans with?  Does your mother need to know you are doing an IUI?  How about your mother-in-law?  What about your boss?  Do you have to explain why you will be missing a few morning meetings for the next month?  What if your next IUI works, do you share how you got pregnant with your ... Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 3

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Adoption Stats

In the 2000 U.S. census the question was posed as to the total number of children of the household and then broken down into adopted, stepchildren and biological.  Here were the total numbers: Total Children of the Householder adopted   2,058,915    2.5% stepchildren     4,384,581     5.2% biological   77,270,611     92.3% This adoption figure includes relative adoption (i.e. grandma adopts her grandson) and non-relative (domestic ... Read More »

Miracle Monday: “When the Cradle is Empty” Chap. 3

This week we will look at Chapter 3 of “When the Cradle is Empty” by John and Sylvia Van Regenmorter.  Chapter 3 is titled “Why Does Infertility Hurt So Much?”  I think this is such a great question.  It may seem obvious but it’s not.  We have all delt with disappointment before, we have all had to wait for something ... Read More »

Family “Recipe” Friday: The Gavin’s

Here is the story of the Gavin’s (names have been changed.)  After 2 years of infertility they recently decided to adopt.  They are still in the waiting phase as they wait to be connected with a birth mom.  Also hoping to still get pregnant. Recipe for The Gavin Family 1 storybook wedding (Married on Valentines Day! 2009) 1 husband (sales manager) 1 ... Read More »

The Thursday Thinker: Donor Egg, Donor Sperm

This weeks question is: Have you been in a position where you had to consider using donor eggs or donor insemination?  What were your biggest concerns? -Cindy Read More »

While you Wait Wednesday: Assignment 2

Each week you will have an assignment to help you get through the waiting time.  Doesn’t matter if you are in the 2 week wait to see if you’re pregnant, if you are waiting for your next round of IVF, waiting for a call from a birth mom or waiting to hear from your adoption counselor about when you can go ... Read More »

The Truth about Trying Tuesday: Pregnancy Stats

On “The Truth about Trying Tuesday” I want to inform women about the facts and statistics that are out there in an effort to dismiss false beliefs and to put things in perspective.  This week I found statistics on pregnancy from the American Pregnancy Association: “Pregnancy: There are approximately 6 million pregnancies every year throughout the United States: 4,058,000 live ... Read More »